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135th Meeting, May 14th, 2015
by
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus

"Happy Mother's Day, to all mothers... The San Francisco Archdiocese will celebrate the Ascension this Sunday. Also, note the upcoming feasts of Pentecost, Corpus Christi, Holy Trinity, and Sacred Heart...I ask for your prayers for Deacon Martinez of Stockton Diocese, who will be ordained a priest in June...the Senatus should request that councils and praesidia give more information about their own special needs...We are all aware that the membership of the Legion is now aging, and that we do not have enough young people. We need to toot our own horns, and win over young folk - the Legion of Mary can be very attractive to young people. If you hear complaints that the "Legion is only for old people", reply that it is because 'you are not a member'... I will be giving several talks in the next week, and will be promoting the Legion of Mary. Every member must do the same..."   

 

  "Fr. Goode sends his blessing to all in the San Francisco Senatus"                                

Although the Year of Faith is now officially over, the Legion of Mary will continue its
works of Evangelization around the world, without ceasing, for the years to come.

  (Fr. Goode, on the Importance of the Year of Faith, Porta Fide)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by (Emeritus) Pope Benedict, began on October 11th, 2012. (This was two days prior to our annual Rosary Rally, which was first held in UN Plaza in San Francisco, on October 13th, and in 2014). The Porta Fide is the beginning of a new evangelization. Once again, I ask that you read the Pope's Apostolic Letter - [a link to his online document is here Porta Fidei and below on this page]. It is especially important for us to evangelize those who have abandoned the Faith, and walked away, and we know that this involves so many people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We Legionaries must build bridges to those who have wandered away. I'd like to recommend some books, which will help in building bridges. One is Mathew Kelly's Rediscovering Catholicism, which is motivational, and the second is Catholicism, by Fr. Robert Barron, which explains the faith to intellectuals who have distanced themselves from the Church." Also, let me recommend another book on evangelization, by Diane Moczar, “Converts and Kingdoms. The Year of Faith is now officially ended, but Legion Evangelization will go on forever....

The Books recommended by Fr. Goode are available online at e.g., Amazon.com, in both paperback and hardbound
copies.

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With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith, which began on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and has concluded on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
Although the Year of Faith is officially over, every Legionary should read the Papal Document below.


The Apostolic Letter on the Year of Faith, Porta Fidei, by Pope Benedict XVI, can be found online.
                            Fr. Goode asks that you read this important document!

                                          (Click on the link Below, to call up the document).         
                                                                            Porta Fidei

  Please continue praying for
                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           
 
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